10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Assuming no prior knowledge of the language, this unit aims to provide an initial foundation in the language and culture of ancient Rome for the study of basic classical and medieval texts, or for an elementary understanding of how modern languages such as English are infuenced by their Latin origins (CEF level equivalent to A1-). Of particular relevance to Linguists, Historians, Archaeologists, Theologians and Musicians, this unit should also be of interest to students of Law, Medicine, Chemistry, Biology and other modern sciences wishing to investigate the etymology of specialist terminology used in their disciplines. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/mltc/lfa/courses/Latin/stage_1a

Restrictions on availability: For students with no previous knowledge of the language. 

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation

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